Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Falkenau Island, Germany

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle on Falkenau Island, Germany (by HMoysich)

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle is a toll castle on the Falkenau island, otherwise known as Pfalz Island in the Rhine river near Kaub. Known as „the Pfalz,“ this former stronghold is famous for its picturesque and unique setting.
The castle functioned as a toll-collecting station that was not to be ignored. Unlike the vast majority of Rhine castles, „the Pfalz“ was never conquered or destroyed, withstanding not only wars, but also the natural onslaughts of ice and floods by the river. read more

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